Archive for 2014

More from the Mello Lab: Buzzed birds slur their songs

Hot on the heels of their ground-breaking bird genome research, the Claudio Mello Lab and colleagues have published new work showing the effects of alcohol on bird vocalization. This PLOS ONE study, by Christopher Olson, Devin Owen, Andrey Ryabinin, and Claudio Mello, showed that alcohol causes the zebra finches to produce song that is quieter and less organized–in effect, it slurs and softens their songs. Interestingly, the alcohol did not affect other areas of their … Read More

RCR Training Opportunity for NIH Training Grants

The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is offering an 8-hour seminar that meets the RCR (Responsible Conduct of Research) requirements of the NIH K award or T award, or any federal or non-federal career development grant. This seminar is an interactive and practical experience that is focused on addressing real issues that have arisen in the course of your research. This may be related to ethics, integrity and regulatory matters; including anything from … Read More

Parker Lab postdoc highlighted in Journal of Immunology

Timothy Thauland, PhD, a former graduate student and postdoc in David Parker’s lab in the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, received special mention by the editors of the Journal of Immunology. His article – Boost the Immune Response with High-Quality TLR Ligands – featured in the Dec. 15 “In This Issue” section, was considered to be among the top 10 percent of articles published in the journal. Dr. Thauland is … Read More

NIH Fiscal Policy for FY2015

Need budget guidance for NIH awards? Here’s the latest: Funding levels for noncompeting renewals, which have been at about 90% of award, will likely be restored. Those that have yet to be awarded may be awarded in a range between full commitment level to 3% below. See your specific IC for more information. NRSA stipends will increase by about 2%. New investigators should still retain their ‘bonus’. Salaries are capped at $183,300. Responses to more … Read More

NIH Salary Guidance for FY2015

The salary cap for NIH awards will increase from $181,500 to $183,300, beginning January 11, 2015. What does this mean for you? See examples and scenarios in the full notice or talk to your OPAM representative.

NRSA Stipends Set for 2015

The new levels for stipends, tuition, institutional allowances, and other relevant budget items have now been updated for all Ruth L. Kirschstein (NRSA) and T32 (and other institutional training) awards. See the full notice here.

Share files between Mac and PC with Box.com

Box.com, OHSU’s preferred cloud storage system, is more than just a place to securely store files and data. It can also bridge the gap between Apple and Microsoft operating platforms. Box operates independently from any one system, which makes sharing and syncing documents easy. For employees who work on both a Mac and a PC, the Box Sync plug-in can be especially useful. It gives users the ability to share files and entire folders with … Read More

School of Dentistry Dean’s Seminar Series, Jan. 6

The OHSU School of Dentistry welcomes Michael S. Gold, Ph.D., professor of Anesthesiology and Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh and co-director of the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research to present during the Dean’s Seminar Series. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 12 p.m. welcome reception :: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. seminar Collaborative Life Sciences Building, School of Dentistry, 3A003A/B 2730 SW Moody Avenue in Portland In a presentation titled “Nociceptive Afferents: The Complex Response to Persistent … Read More

Now showing: New videos feature individual researchers at OHSU

The OHSU research video, “We are the scientists of OHSU,” is getting some company. The same creative team recently released five new videos featuring individual researchers and labs at the university. The profiles are intended to highlight the strengths and variety of research at OHSU, and to act as a multimedia tool for researchers to use in describing their own programs. These first of these video profiles will be released over the next two months, … Read More

Standard application due date changes for SBIRs/STTRs

The National Institutes of Health is changing its standard application dates for SBIRs/STTRs to speed up the disbursal of funds to successful applicants. The current deadlines are April 5, August 5, and December 5. Beginning in September 2015, the new dates will be September 5, January 5, and April 5. Essentially, this means that the next two deadlines for this mechanism are April 5, 2015, and September 5, 2015, with the August 5 deadline being eliminated. … Read More

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